Friendship Soup Mix

1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup lentils
1/4 cup dried minced onions
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni (put in a plastic sandwich bag)
In a pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the order given. Seal tightly

Attach to Jar:

Friendship Soup Mix

You will need the following additional ingredients
1 pound ground beef or stew meat - 3 quarts of water
1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes, un-drained.

Remove macaroni and set aside. In a large saucepan brown beef and drain. Add the water, tomatoes and soup mix; bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 45 min. Add macaroni and simmer for 20 min. more